Plates variously signed: Printed by Litho. C.V. Kistnarajoo; R.E.B. lith.; Leonard Lith.; Miller Lith; Prel. lith Linn imp.; Reeve Brothers; Reeve (London) imp
Originally published in four numbers, 1843-1847
Plates XXVIII and XXXIV have captions printed on cancel slips; plates XL, XLIX and L have plate numbers printed on cancel slips
Plates are hand-colored
There was also an octavo issue, described in J. Anker, Bird books and Nissen, Illustrierten Vogelbücher
Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.
SCNHRB copy (39088015053234) half bound in purple leather and marbled paper boards, title in gilt on spine within decorative bands, sprinkled edges
Kistnarajoo, C. V., lithographer; R. E. B., lithographer; Leonard, lithographer; Miller, lithographer; Linn, lithographer; Hunt, Phineas R., 1816-1878, printer; American Mission Press (Madras, India), printer; Reeve Brothers, printer of plates
December 2, 2011 Subject:
Amazing historic work
This is one of Jerdon's historical ornithology works. Many of the paintings were apparently made by Indian artists. Some of these were traditional experts in talc painting from Trichy who were trained to produce natural history illustrations for Jerdon. In some of the cases, the background of the paintings, branches were added by a Captain S. Best of the Madras Engineers.
Elliot, W. (1873). "Memoir of Dr T. C. Jerdon". Hist. Berwickshire Nat. Cl. 7: 143–151.